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Letter to BS: The prime task of govt is to defend the Constitution

The right to equality before law embodied in Article 14 of the Constitution of India applies equally to all

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra

The former Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra, had sometime back said that protection of the fundamental rights of citizens is the sacrosanct duty of the judiciary, conferred upon it by the Constitution. The moment the governing entities encroach upon the fundamental rights of the citizens or when there is an apprehension that there is an encroachment, the judiciary is obliged to stand by them. The prime task of the three wings of the government is to defend the Constitution, its values, morals and philosophy.  The right to equality before law embodied in Article 14 of the ...